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Known working USB to serial adapter

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August 23, 2010 6:47:38 PM

Does any one know of a known working USB to serial adapter for linux 2.6.x? Don't want to waste money buying one just to find its windows only.

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a b 5 Linux
August 23, 2010 7:21:53 PM

http://www.serialio.com/products/adaptors/usb_serial.ph...

Documentation for that adapter said that the drivers are in kernel 2.4 and later.

http://www.usbgear.com/USBG-232.html

That claims to work as well with drivers included on the CD (I'd assume).

A quick google search for "USB serial adapter linux" or similar will yield many results.

Good luck :) 
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August 23, 2010 7:44:34 PM

Thank you, when I tried googling it I just got pages saying how to configure them. By the way do you have any personal experience with the adapters you recommended?
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a b 5 Linux
August 23, 2010 8:28:49 PM

I do not have any personal experience myself; the only need I'd have for something like this would be microcontollers, but the Arduino I use has a built in USB to RS232 adapter :)  It shouldn't matter much which you go with. They're fairly simple, and Unit A will work just as well as Unit B for the most part.

Do you mind me asking what you intend to use this for?
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August 24, 2010 4:12:56 AM

Main uses will include serial console access ( routers etc ) and for my gps as my current laptop no longer has a built in serial port. Thank you for you information.
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August 24, 2010 4:30:54 AM

Best answer selected by NITROGENarcosis.
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June 5, 2011 2:35:57 PM

Im using a USB to Serial adapter from U. S. Converters.com, it comes with Linux drivers included and installation manual. I can highly recommend this.
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